Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig), Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2011 - 2018
  • 41 episodes (5 series)

Anglo-American sitcom about a British couple who try to recreate their UK sitcom hit for American audiences with disastrous results. Stars Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Kathleen Rose Perkins, John Pankow and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan), Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC
British sitcom writers Sean and Beverly Lincoln are at first thrilled to learnt that their show Lyman's Boys is to be remade in America. Then they learn that the network president has not even seen their show and wants to replace their erudite veteran actor with Matt LeBlanc.

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Broadcast details

Monday 10th January 2011
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 16th January 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Wednesday 21st March 2012 11:00pm BBC4

Cast & crew

Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc
Tamsin Greig Beverly Lincoln
Stephen Mangan Sean Lincoln
Kathleen Rose Perkins Carol Rance
John Pankow Merc Lapidus
Daisy Haggard Myra Licht
Joseph May Andy Button
Guest cast
Bruce Lester Johnson Roger
Lou Hirsch Wallace (Security Guard)
Alejandro Postigo Ernesto
Richard Griffiths Self
Ben Miller Self
Writing team
David Crane Writer
Jeffrey Klarik Writer
Production team
James Griffiths Director
Pat Lees Producer
David Crane Producer
Jeffrey Klarik Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
David Crane Executive Producer
Jeffrey Klarik Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Editor
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Mark Thomas Composer


Casting Decisions

Carol (Kathleen Rose Perkins) rings to tell Beverly (Tamsin Greig) and Sean (Stephen Mangan) the great news they've had from Matt Le Blanc's agent - he's desperate to do the show!

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Featuring: Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Daisy Haggard (Myra Licht), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Carol Rance) & Joseph May (Andy Button).

Getting Past The Gate

Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) pull up to the gates of the very opulent gated community that the network has arranged for them to stay at but are greeted by Wallace (Lou Hirsch) the slightly over zealous gate guard...

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Featuring: Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln) & Lou Hirsch (Wallace).

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